Chelsea to face Atletico Madrid in Women’s Champions League last-16


helsea have been drawn against Spanish side Atletico Madrid in the last-16 of the Women’s Champions League. 

The WSL champions will play the first leg of their tie at home on March 3 or 4, with the second leg scheduled for Madrid a week later. 

Atletico beat Manchester City 3-2 on aggregate in the round of 16 last season before losing to Barcelona in the quarter-finals.

The other English team left in the competition, Manchester City, have been drawn against Fiorentina and also have first-leg home advantage. 

Fiorentina were beaten 6-0 on aggregate by Arsenal in the Champions League last season.

The 16 sides were divided into two groups of eight – four seeded teams and four unseeded – for the draw, with no club being able to meet a side from their own association. Covid-19 travel restrictions were also taken into account.

Holders Lyon, record seven-time winners and bidding for a sixth successive title, face Danish side Brondby.

Two-time winners Wolfsburg meet Norwegian side LSK Kvinner and Barcelona play Fortuna Hjorring, of Denmark.

The final will be played at Gothenburg’s Gamla Ullevi stadium on May 16.

Full draw: Wolfsburg v LSK Kvinner, Barcelona v Fortuna Hjorring, Rosengard v St Polten, BIIK-Kazygurt v Bayern Munich, Manchester City v Fiorentina, Sparta Prague v Paris St Germain, Lyon v Brondby, Chelsea v Atletico Madrid.

Additional reporting by PA.

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